Chester and Flintshire-based scaffolding company opens a new US base and secures contracts for offshore wind farm substations in the USA and Taiwan.
BGB Scaffolding Group, a renowned scaffolding company headquartered in Chester and Port of Mostyn, Flintshire, has taken a significant step towards the global expansion of its operations.
The company has opened a new base in Providence, Rhode Island, USA, and Taichung City, Taiwan, in addition to securing contracts for the construction of the first two offshore wind farm sub-stations in the USA and Taiwan.
This development reflects BGB’s commitment to renewable energy and its role in supporting the worldwide transition to cleaner sources of power.
Last year marked the commencement of construction on the first two offshore substations in the United States. Simultaneously, BGB completed the construction phase of Taiwan’s first large-scale far shore offshore windfarm, as well as the world’s largest operational single windfarm, Ørsted’s Hornsea 2, which contributes to power more than 1.4 million homes in the UK.
These achievements have solidified BGB’s reputation as a global player in the renewable energy sector.
The company has secured contracts and framework agreements that will support its growth and development in the foreseeable future. In a press release, Managing Director Ben Badham emphasised the importance of developing apprenticeships in collaboration with education providers. BGB aims to provide young individuals in the region with opportunities to acquire key skills while working on an international scale.
Ben Badham also highlights the company’s commitment to upskilling local labour and supporting the economy, both in Wales and, in the long term, Taiwan and beyond.
Role in Offshore Wind Energy
BGB’s partnership with the multinational renewable energy giant Ørsted has strengthened, further cementing the company’s position as a leader in the global green energy revolution. This growth aligns with the UK Government’s pledge to generate 30% of green electricity from offshore energy sources by 2030.
Ben Badham said, “Our growth, both in the UK and overseas, is in line with government targets and reflects our commitment to training the next generation of multi-disciplined technicians, particularly for offshore renewable energy contracts, and upskilling local workers while improving infrastructure in the areas we are based in.”
BGB’s expansion into the United States is a noteworthy milestone, as they are involved in the Vineyard and Ørsted’s South Fork commercial-scale offshore windfarms, the first two such projects in the country.
BGB Scaffolding Group is a multi-disciplinary operation, and Ben Badham’s vision for the company to double in size has materialised over the last 18 months. However, the company’s primary focus remains on providing apprentices with a platform to excel in the industry.
Jamie Hargrave, a Rhyl native who has been with BGB for five years, exemplifies the company’s commitment to training and development. He encourages others to explore opportunities with the company and says that “anything is possible” with the proper support and dedication.
BGB Project Manager Charmaine Papasarafi emphasises the opportunities for long-term infrastructure development in the clean energy industry, reflecting the company’s dedication to supporting the sector in the US, Taiwan, and worldwide.
BGB Scaffolding Group’s expansion and its vital role in the renewable energy revolution highlight the increasing importance of offshore wind energy in the global transition to sustainable power sources.